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How to Help Puerto Rico Recover From Hurricane Maria

It’s been a week since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, damaging homes and roads and destroying the island's power grid. The official count puts the number of people killed at 16, but hundreds of people are still missing, and families are desperate to hear news of their whereabouts. What’s the best way to help? The United…

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Donald Trump's America Is Showing the Telltale Signs of a Failing State

Trump's America is showing the telltale signs of a failing state

We have the tin-pot leader whose vanity knows no bounds. We have the rapacious family feathering their nests without regard for the law or common decency. We have utter disregard for values at home and abroad, the disdain for democracy, the hunger for constraining a free press, the admiration for thugs and strongmen worldwide. We have…

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Why Spain Has Proven Immune to Far-Right Populism

Why far-right populism hasn't caught on in Spain

Europe’s far-right is on the rise. The trend is nationalist and anti-immigrant. Extremist parties are poised to make gains in elections across the continent, from France to Holland to Germany. But in Spain, no such movement has gained traction. And you’d think it would, given years of recession, high unemployment and an influx of foreigners. To…

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This Trump Voter Is Stunned to Find Her Syrian Relatives Deported

Syrian American Sarmad Assali, a Donald Trump supporter, isn't saying she has buyer's remorse over who she backed for the White House. But she's frustrated and angry. Like many in Allentown, Pennsylvania's Syrian Orthodox Christian neighborhood, Assali voted for the Republican candidate last November. This weekend, she watched two of her brothers-in-law, their wives and children…

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Is Trump Also Prioritizing Deporting Legal Residents Who Got Caught With Pot?

#7. @realdonaldtrump: In addition to undocumented immigrants, are you prioritizing the deportation of lawful residents of the US?

Mr. President, can you clarify what you mean in your executive orders on immigration when you direct the Department of Homeland Security to prioritize the deportations of certain classes of people? In one of the orders that Donald Trump signed last week, he set priorities for whom immigration officials should put at the top of their…

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